I haven’t had the time to write a proper scientific post (i.e. I need to read papers to learn and confirm things) but I don’t want to lose the update at least once a week groove. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to flex the creative writing muscles and do a fun filler deal.  One of my favorite nursery rhymes is “Sing a Sing of Sixpence”, for mostly unknown reasons, probably about birds being baked into a pie.  It dates back to the 1700s and the origins are somewhat unknown.  I’ve decided to re-purpose it to be a somewhat parody about graduate school.  Here’s a link to the original verses for those unfamiliar. 
Sing a song of grad school,
A pocket full of why.
Four and twenty swallows,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing;
How is your thesis going,
When are you defending?!
The professors were in their offices
Deleting student emails;
The students were in their prison cells,
Wondering what their degree actually entailed.
Natalia was in the depot,
Scaring all the birds,
When down flew a mother swallow
To get on her last nerve 
A group text was sent out 
For whomever was near;
Let’s meet up at the local bar 
To chat and drink a round of beer 
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About Natalia Maass

Current graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University (2017) pursuing a Master's of Science in Biology. Talk nerdy to me.

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